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July 21, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar’s 2Q Sales, Revenues, Profits Highest Ever

Caterpillar Inc. has reported a 41 percent increase in profit per share on a 13 percent increase in sales and revenues compared with the second quarter 2005.

July 21, 2006 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Centers Installs Healthy Trucker Info Centers

To help drivers become aware of potential blood pressure problems, Petro Stopping Centers has installed free blood pressure monitors at most locations nationwide.

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Driver Wins Million Mile Safety Award

The National Safety Council has awarded its Million Mile Safety Award to Roosevelt Howard from Columbus, Ga. The award is given to professional drivers attaining at least one million miles of accident-free driving

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports Revenue Increase of 23%

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America, said the company’s gross revenues for the second quarter totaled $569.2 million

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Record Revenue, Net Income

Arkansas carrier USA Truck Inc. has announced record base revenue of $99.6 million for its second quarter ended June 30, 2006 – an increase of 6.5 percent from $93.5 million for the same quarter of 2005.

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Werner Reports Improved 2nd Quarter Revenues, Earnings

Werner Enterprises Inc. said operating revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006 increased 9 percent to $528.9 million compared to $485.8 million in second quarter 2005

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Marten Transport Operating Income Up 17%

Marten Transport announced operating revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, operating revenue increased 16.9 percent, to $131.9 million from $112.8 million for the 2005 quarter.

July 20, 2006 - Industry News

MEMA Ride and Drive Showcases Heavy Vehicle Technologies

Safety-enhancing and energy-reducing technologies were showcased at MEMA’s first-ever Ride and Drive event on July 17-18. The event was held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C

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July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Hosts 32,000 Visitors

The World’s Largest Truckstop has once again hosted the biggest trucking celebration of its kind. The 27th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held July 13-14, hosted more than 32,000 drivers and their families.

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July 20, 2006 - Industry News

Landstar System Reports Record Income, Revenue

Landstar System Inc. reported record net income for the 2006 second quarter of $29.5 million, or $.50 per diluted share, compared to net income of $22.4 million, or $.37 per diluted share, for the 2005 second quarter.

July 19, 2006 - Industry News

Swift Reports 2006 Second Quarter Results

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. reports net earnings were $45.5 million or 60 cents per share for the second quarter of 2006, compared to $29.8 million or 40 cents per share for the second quarter of 2005.

July 19, 2006 - Industry News

RUAN partners with Trane to Serve Texas Facility

RUAN recently announced a six-year partnership with Trane in which a dedicated fleet of RUAN drivers, trucks and trailers will manage the transportation needs of the Trane manufacturing facility in Tyler, Texas.

July 19, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor's Brazil Facility Celebrates 50th Anniversary

ArvinMeritor Inc.'s commercial axle manufacturing facility in a major Sao Paulo municipality celebrated its 50th anniversary of operation with a reception at the facility for all of its customers, employees

July 19, 2006 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheel Showcases Fuel Savings Solutions at Workshop

Alcoa Wheel Products showcased its fuel-savings solutions during the recent Efficient Diesel Workshop, sponsored by the Columbia Williamette Clean Cities Coalition in Portland, Ore.

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July 18, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hiring 300 Drivers Saturday

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, announced it will host a job fair to attract and hire 300 new professional truck drivers and corporate and maintenance associates in the Greater Edwardsville, Ill., and

July 18, 2006 - Industry News

TNT Logistics Wins Computerworld Honors

TNT Logistics North America, a leading provider of supply chain logistics services, has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program.

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

CITGO CITGARD 700 Meets 2007 Engine Requirements

CITGO Petroleum Corp.’s new CITGARD 700 Heavy Duty Engine Oil is designed to meet the upcoming API CJ-4 performance category, which offers many advantages for fleet owners with 2007, pre-2007, and off-road equipment.

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

El Paso Dealership Newest East Trailer Franchise

TLC Trucks & El Paso Great Dane has been named a franchise dealer for East Manufacturing. In business since 1999, the company serves the West Texas and Southern New Mexico market.

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

TMCA Names New Leaders for 2006-07

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced its new leadership team for 2006-07. TMCA members elected the following two key groups of leaders at the association's recen

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

Eaton Reports Record Sales, Net Income, Cash Flow

Eaton Corp. has announced record quarterly sales, net income and cash flow for the second quarter of 2006. Net income per share was $1.64 for the second quarter of 2006

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts 4th Annual National Safety Conference

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has scheduled its fourth annual National Safety Conference for Sept. 14-15, at the Hyatt Hotel at Dulles International Airport just outside of Washington, D.C

July 17, 2006 - Industry News

2006 National Truck Driving Championships Set for Mid-August

Nearly 400 top professional truck drivers from all across the United States soon will be heading for New Orleans to compete in the 2006 National Truck Driving championships (NTDC) to be held Aug. 15 to 19 in New Orleans

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July 14, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds New 13,200-Pound Steerable Lift Axle

Kenworth Truck Co. now offers a new 13,200-pound steerable lift axle on selected Kenworth Class 8 vocational truck models for dump, mixer, heavy-haul, logging and other vocational applications

July 14, 2006 - Industry News

Bandag Says Fleets Tossing Out Useable Tire Casings

Bandag Inc., a leader in the retread industry and truck tire management, says many fleets have implemented stringent casing age limitations that result in leaving a lot of dollars on the out-of- service tire pile

July 14, 2006 - Industry News

Epes Transport Hikes Pay for Company Drivers, O-Os and Teams

Epes Transport System, a truckload carrier based in North Carolina, recently raised pay for company drivers, owner-operators and dedicated teams.

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